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Encouraging Grit
Leslie B. Preddy
Working in education, it doesn't take long for one to understand and respect the fluid nature of an effective lesson and the moving target of an engaged learner. Read More
Leap into Reading
Stacey Rattner
I Love to Mock
Get students excited about reading by holding mock award programs.
Technology Connections
Large projects can be overwhelming, but online organizational tools not only provide a place for order and collaboration, they also help us figure out a method of organization in our professional and scholarly practice.
Adding Friction: How to Design Deliberate Thinking into the Research Process
The reality is that students don't know what they don't know, so it's difficult to teach plagiarism.
Transforming the Research Unit into Learning for Life
The research unit, for many educators, is a tedious, formulated lesson that does little to actually teach the act of inquiry to students. Imagine though, if research were taught throughout the school year as a method for learning. If properly taught how to locate, evaluate, and disseminate information students can transform how they learn for life. Read More
Supporting English Language Learners in the School Library
Our English language learners (ELLs) need to increase proficiency in academic and conversational English language in order to succeed. Here are a few ways we can accomplish that goal while also promoting critical thinking, problem solving, and literacy. Read More
Now on Exhibit: Prompting Higher Order Thinking Skills through Primary...
After attending the Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Institute at the Library of Congress, I was excited over how much I gained in regards to researching techniques and skills. This opportunity taught me how to question primary source documents and artifacts, compare/contrast them with secondary sources, and then apply my analysis to the "bigger picture" through questioning and problem solving. Read More
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